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George Berkeley

George Berkeley – known as Bishop Berkeley – was an Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called "immaterialism". This theory denies the existence of material substance and instead contends that familiar objects like tables and chairs are ideas perceived by the mind and, as a result, cannot exist without being perceived. Berkeley is also known for his critique of abstraction, an important premise in his argument for... Read More

Born12 March 1685
Dysart Castle, near Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died14 January 1753 (aged 67)
Oxford, England
NationalityIrish
Era18th-century philosophy

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